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1.) Post on your blog answering this question:
What was the last book you re-read?
Or, name a book you would like
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Well, since I like to write, I'll answer both questions!
The last book I re-read is actually one I'm re-reading now -- in Spanish! It's Twilight, the first novel of the Twilight Saga. Since I'm fluent in Spanish, I decided to read the book again in that language, because I just can't get enough of it! Although millions of copies of this book have been published, and millions of people have seen the movies, I've noticed that there are those in the blogosphere who don't like the Twilight novels. So I unashamedly proclaim that I love, love, love The Twilight Saga!! And the first book is my favorite!
(Saga Crepúsculo #1)
(Jose Miguel Pallares, translator)
Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Punto de Lectura
November 17, 2008
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, YA
You can read my review of the
original English edition HERE.
In any language, The Twilight Saga is a wonderful paranormal romance! It also contains a lot of action, complicated plotting, and characters that stay with you forever! (At least they have with me, since I love this series so much.) The novels also contain philosophical underpinnings, even though some people might think this is a ridiculous statement. However, they're there to be found. Meyer also has very strong religious convictions, which are also part of the novels, although their general tone is not overtly religious.
I think I will continue to re-read these books from time to time, for as long as I live!
This novel is not only a science fiction classic, but also literary fiction, written in a beautifully poetic style. The subject matter is a controversial one -- book censorship. In this novel's dystopian future, books have been prohibited. It's actually illegal to own one. When a book stash is discovered, firemen are immediately dispatched to burn the books. Because of my great love of books, I found this to be an emotional read at times. It was also very intellectually engaging.
Mass Market Paperback, 179 pages
Ballantine Books, 1976
Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction
You can read my review HERE.
This was one of those books that left me pondering about the subject of book censorship. Interestingly, Bradbury apparently did not foresee the development of digital books. Of course, the fact that actual printed books were forbidden and burned in this novel created more emotional impact, because there's just something so very special about printed books...
I might very well re-read this SF classic this year. It's one of those books that I simply can't forget!
What was the last book you read?
Or is there a book you'd
like to re-read?
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